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Buddhism & Eco-poetry Therapy for anxious times

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| Free
This session we explore on Eco-poetry therapy for anxious times and how Buddhism can be applied to sooth our inner angst in uncertainty.

Buddhism & Eco-poetry Therapy for anxious times

Presenters: Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis & Ling Halbert

1 Sept | 7-8.30pm

At Metta Centre in person or via Zoom

Cost: By Donation

Previously, Metta Centre invited Virginia Field, co-author of Nature Heals, to present on nature-based therapies. This session we have the other co-author of Nature Heals, Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis, presenting on Eco-poetry therapy for anxious times. Nature is her great inspiration and invitation to mindfulness and equanimity. Ling Halbert will be facilitating the session to explore how Buddhism can be applied to sooth our inner angst in the face of uncertainty. Copies of Nature Heals will be available for purchase at the event, with part of the proceeds donated to the Metta Centre. To read more about the book: https://naturehealsbook.com

About the Presenters:

Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis is an Ecotherapist and Art Therapist, and co-author of Nature Heals: An introduction to Nature based therapies in Australia and New Zealand. She is a poet (first collection due out in Spring 2021) and believer that poetry is the language of the heart, that tells the truth, both of which we need more of in these anxious times. She is founder and facilitator of online study in Ecotherapy www.earthcreateheal.com

Ling Halbert is a teacher, an Eco therapist, a grandmother and a facilitator. Inspired by her Lao-Chinese heritage, Ling teaches many techniques, including tea ceremony, mindful and heartful cooking, Taichi and Chinese knotting. Her passion is to motivate and inspire people to take responsibility and custodianship in looking after their physical, spiritual and emotional health and wellbeing; through handcraft and creative arts, gardening and cooking. Ling is currently working at a women’s health centre and is passionate about support and caring for women. Ling is a facilitator at WEAVE Parramatta and is also a Special Religion Educator.

Zoom Login details: If you would like to join our session online, just click on this link to access the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83506489824?pwd=cmpNQ1ljSmFVYURLWVN1dWllYUN1dz09 Alternatively, you can dial in from your telephone (call charges apply): +61 2 8015 6011 | Meeting ID: 835 0648 9824| Passcode: 718905


September 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Metta Centre
2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia